Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 3

Dietary Supplementation of Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus L.) Leaf Meal on the Growth Performance of Bounty Fresh Broiler

Mark Joker l Marcos1*, Oliva M Gaffud1 and Lilibeth S Languido2

1Faculty, Department of Animal Science and Animal Husbandry, College of Agriculture, Isabela State University, Echague, Philippines
2Faculty, Isabela State University, San Mariano Campus, Philippines

*Corresponding Author: Mark Joker l Marcos, Faculty, Department of Animal Science and Animal Husbandry, College of Agriculture, Isabela State University, Echague, Philippines.

Received: January 24, 2020; Published: February 06, 2020



  A total of (120) day old Bounty Fresh colored broiler chickens were carried out in a completely randomized design to evaluate the effect of different levels of oregano leaf meal (OLM) on the growth performance at a dietary levels of 0, 3, 6 and 9% respectively. Results showed significant in terms of cumulative feed consumption, gain weight and feed conversion ratio. Broilers given 6% of level of oregano (T3) had the heaviest body weight on the seven week of age with a mean 1955.25 grams while the lightest was those broilers without the supplementation of oregano leaf meal (T1) with a mean of 1743.75 grams. The inclusion of OLM as fed diet were the most efficient feed converter and therefore, has the potential to increase rapid growth and improve vitality and livability of colored broiler chicken. Insignificant result was obtained in terms of the percentage rate of growth, dressing percentage with and without giblets and feed conversion ratio as revealed by the analysis of variance. However, in terms of the income over feed and chick costs, Colored broiler chicken fed with 6% oregano leaf meal had the highest return of Php 88.89 and the lowest return was those broilers without oregano with a return of Php 50.47.The results suggest that OLM at 6% level can be safely used as feed ingredients to the broilers without any deleterious effect.

Keywords: Growth Performance; Oregano Leaf Meal; Bounty Fresh Broiler



  1. Alçiçek A., et al. “The effect of an essential oil combination derived from selected herbs growing wild in Turkey on broiler performance”. South African Journal of Animal Science 33 (2003): 89-94.
  2. Alçiçek A., et al. “The effect of a mixture of herbal essential oils, an organic acid or a probiotic on broiler performance”. South African Journal of Animal Science 34 (2004): 217-222.
  3. Burt S. “Essential oils: Their Antibacterial Properties and Potential Applications in Foods—A review”. International Journal of Food Microbiology 94 (2004): 223-253.5. 
  4. Demir E., et al. “The use of natural feed additives as alternatives for an antibiotic growth promoter in broiler diets”. British Poultry Science 44 (2003): S44-S45.
  5. El-Hakim ASA., et al. “Use of organic acid, herbs and their combination to improve the utilization of commercial low protein broiler diets”. International Journal of Poultry Science 8 (2009): 14-20.
  6. Ertas ON., et al. “The effect of an essential oil mix derived from oregano, clove and anise on broiler performance”. International Journal of Poultry Science 4 (2005): 879-884.
  7. Fallah R., et al. “A Review of the Role of Five Kinds of Alternatives to In-feed antibiotics in Broiler Production”. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health 5 (2013): 317-321.
  8. Fukayama EH., et al. “Oregano Extract as an Additive in the Broiler diet”. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia 34 (2005): 2316-2326.
  9. Giannenas IA., et al. “Effect of Diet Supplementation with Ground Oregano on Performance of Broiler Chickens Challenged with Eimeria tenella”. Archiv fur Geflugelkunde 68 (2004): 247-252. 
  10. Hassan II., et al. “Influence of some medicinal plants on performance: Physiological and meat quality traits of broiler chicks”. Egyptian Poultry Science Journal 24 (2004): 247-266.
  11. Halle I., et al. “Effects of a graded supplementation of herbs and essential oils in broiler feed on growth and carcass traits”. Landbauforsch. Völkenrode 54 (2004): 219-229.
  12. Iheukwumere FC., et al. “Performance, Nutrient Utilization and Organ Characteristics of Broilers and Cassava Leaf Meal (Manihot esculenta Crantz)”. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 7 (2008): 13-16.
  13. Jamroz D., et al. “Use of active substances of plant origin in chicken diets based on maize and locally grown cereals”. British Poultry Science 46 (2005): 485-493.
  14. Kapica M., et al. “Influence of some herbs on the activity of digestive enzymes in chickens”. Medycyna Weterynaryjna 62 (2006): 1048-1050.
  15. Karimi., et al. “Effects of level and source of oregano leaf in starter diets for broiler chicks”. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 19 (2010): 137-145.
  16. Kulchaiyawat O., et al. “Effects of Oregano Supplemented Diets on Nursery Pig Performance”. Iowa State University Animal Industry Report (2006).
  17. Lee KW., et al. “Essential Oils in Broiler Nutrition”. International Journal of Poultry Science 3 (2004): 738-752.
  18. Reyes JL. “Upgrading of Native Chicken by Crossing with Exotic Breeds”. CVARRD RDE Journal (2005): 1-15.
  19. Sadeghi GH and SA Tabiedian. “Effect of Different Energy to Protein Ratio and Tallow Supplementation on Broiler Performance”. International Journal of Poultry Science 4.12 (2005): 976-981.


Citation: Mark Joker l Marcos., et al. “Dietary Supplementation of Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus L.) Leaf Meal on the Growth Performance of Bounty Fresh Broiler". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.3 (2020): 12-17.


Acceptance rate30%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
Impact Factor1.316

Indexed In

News and Events

  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is June 25, 2024.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of "Best Article of the Issue"
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.

Contact US